CHANTRAINE, Pierre

CHANTRAINE, Pierre Louis. Lille 15.9.1899 — Paris 30.6.1974. French Classical (Greek) Scholar and Linguist interested in India. Professor in Paris. Son of a classical scholar. Educated in Cambrai, studies in Paris and Lille (Ernout), in 1922–25 again in Paris (Meillet, also Vendryes, Bloch, P. Mazon). Ph.D. 1927. In 1925–28 maître…

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CHAPMAN, Francis Robert Henry

CHAPMAN, Francis Robert Henry. Sholapur, Maharashtra 22.10.1858 — 13.3.1942. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Ingram Francis Ch. Finally Major in Bombay Staff Corps. In retirement apparently lived in Camberley, Surrey. Married 1890 Margaret Ritchie, children. Publications: English–Hindūstānī Pocket Vocabulary (Containing 1500 Useful Words in Classified Lists). Yorktown 1904,…

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COLE, Robert Andrews

COLE, Robert Andrews. Madras 1835 — 1907. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Major Robert Wynne Cole, an army doctor. Educated in Madras. As a young Captain he served as Superintendent in Coorg in 1866-69 (with two intervals). Later Colonel in Madras Staff Corps. Retired as Major-General and spent…

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CUTTAT, Jacques-Albert

CUTTAT, Jacques-Albert (pseudonym Jean Thamar). Delémont 1909 — 1989. Swiss Diplomat, Lawyer and Esotericist. Son of a wealthy banker. Studies at Bern and Paris. Dr. For a while taught in Bogota (Columbia), the Professor of Philosophy at Sorbonne. From the late 1950s Swiss Ambassador to India. After an accident during…

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CUTLER, Harriet B. L.

CUTLER, Harriet B. L. 1??? — 1???. U.S. Missionary in India. Wife of Rev. Oliver C., arrived at Assam in 1836, conducted a school for girls while her husband taught boys. They were still working in Sibsagar in 1847. Publications: Vocabulary and Phrases in English and Assamese. 251 p. Sibsagar,…

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CURIEL, Raoul

CURIEL, Raoul. Cairo 23.6.1913 — Paris 23.2.2000. French (citizen 1947) Indologist, Iranian Scholar, Numismatist and Archaeologist. Son of Daniel C., a wealthy banker, of a Francophone Sephardic Jewish family. In 1933 came to Paris for law study, but also studied Indology (Lévi, Bloch and Foucher), Iranian (Benveniste) and sociology (Mauss).…

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CROFTON, Henry Thomas

CROFTON, Henry Thomas. Preston 23.7.1848 — Berkshire 17.4.1928. British Gypsy Scholar. Born of an Anglo-Irish family, son of General J. F. Crofton and Anne Agnes Addison. Educated at Cheltenham College. Solicitor in Manchester. President of Gypsy Lore Society in 1908-09. Married 1871 Martha Pilling, one son, three daughters. Publications: With B.…

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CROMPTON, Charles Arthur

CROMPTON, Charles Arthur. Cork 21.10.1848 — Cherat 6.7.1875. British (Irish) Colonial Officer in India. Educated in England, entered army in 1869. Noted as a rugby player. Now soon to India, joined Royal Engineers. As Lieutenant served Bengal Sappers and Miners in Roorkee, sent to North-West Frontier. Publications: “The Buddhist Ruins…

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CRAVEN, Thomas

CRAVEN, Thomas. 1844/46 — 1919. Rev. U.S. Methodist Missionary in India. Of Evanston Ill., with Welsh background. Educated at Northwestern University (M.A.) and Garrett Bible Seminary. B.D. From 1870 in India, worked in Lucknow. Married Jane Maria Wells, four children. Publications: The Royal School Dictionary, in English and Roman Urdu.…

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CRAUFURD, Quintin

CRAUFURD, Quintin. Kilwinning, Ayrshire 22.9.1743 — Paris 23.11.1819. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Quintin Cr. As a typical Nabob earned a fortune in India. After India in 188? settled in Paris, where he was familiar with the royal family and during the revolution tried to help them…

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